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Korean WC qualifier vs Kuwait in ‘limbo’ – Scandal inquiry to cost 3.5m euros

SEOUL, March 7, (Agencies): South Korea may not play their last match of the second Asian qualifying round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup this month following their opponents’ international suspension, the local football governing body said Monday. The Korean Football Association (KFA) said that FIFA, the world’s top football …

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FIFA reform won’t happen overnight: Sheikh Ahmad – Blatter warns Infantino of backstabbers

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 28, (Agencies): Asia Olympic Chief Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah on Saturday hailed Gianni Infantino’s victory in the FIFA presidential election as a “new era” but warned “reform won’t happen overnight”. UEFA secretary-general Infantino won the fight to succeed the suspended Sepp Blatter in Friday’s vote, defeating three …

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Major challenges face new FIFA boss Infantino – Sponsors want independent reform oversight

ZURICH, Feb 27, (AFP): FIFA’s new president Gianni Infantino on Saturday faced the mountainous task of reforming and uniting world football, with a pile of crises from the scandal-ridden Sepp Blatter era needing urgent action. Infantino, an executive at European football confederation UEFA, promised an end to the dark days …

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Europe’s Infantino wins FIFA presidency – Governing body approves major reforms to curb corruption

ZURICH, Feb 26, (AFP): Europe’s Gianni Infantino on Friday won the presidency of FIFA with a convincing win over Asian rival Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa and vowed to lead the scandal tainted body into a new era. The 45-year-old Swiss-Italian general secretary of UEFA got 115 votes in …

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FIFA confirms Kuwait, Indonesia barred from vote – FIFA reduces Blatter, Platini bans to six years

ZURICH, Feb 24, (AFP): FIFA has confirmed that suspended members Indonesia and Kuwait remain barred from voting in the body’s presidential election on Friday, in what could be a blow to leading candidate Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa. Sheik Salman, a royal from Bahrain, heads the Asian Football Confederation …

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Kuwaiti WC heroes seek to get FIFA ban lifted

DUBAI, Feb 19, (RTRS): Four of Kuwait’s 1982 World Cup heroes are touring the Gulf region lobbying soccer chiefs in an attempt to have a FIFA ban on the country’s football association overturned. World soccer’s governing body suspended the Kuwait Football Association (KFA) in October after a deadline to change …

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FIFA to weigh Kuwait, Indonesia voting bans before election

ZURICH, Feb 15, (AP): Suspended FIFA member federations Kuwait and Indonesia will have their voting rights assessed next week, two days before the FIFA presidential election. FIFA says the subject “Associations not entitled to vote” is on the agenda for an executive committee meeting on Feb 24. It was unclear …

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FIFA court bans Valcke for 12 yrs – ‘Misconduct cases’

ZURICH, Feb 12, (AFP): A FIFA tribunal on Friday banned former secretary general Jerome Valcke for 12 years for misconduct ranging from helping a World Cup ticket scam to fixing a television deal and destroying evidence. The former right hand man to FIFA’s scandal tainted president Sepp Blatter was also …

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Ex-ref Al-Jassass dies

Former international Kuwaiti football referee Essa Al-Jassass recently died in the United States of America after a long illness, reports Al-Qabas daily. The late Al-Jassass is known for exerting tremendous efforts to promote Kuwait soccer during world meets. He is known to have made several contributions to the Kuwait Club where …

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Beirut stands by Kuwait in face of int’l sports ban

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 7, (KUNA): Lebanon stands alongside the State of Kuwait in face of the international ban on the national sports and will urge the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to rescind the suspension, announced a visiting Lebanese offi cial on Sunday. “Lebanon’s stand will be on Kuwait’s side and …

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